The Maritime Safety Committee,
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Statutory Documents - IMO Publications and Documents - Resolutions - Maritime Safety Committee - Resolution MSC.193(79) - Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes, 2004 - (Adopted on 3 December 2004) - The Maritime Safety Committee,

The Maritime Safety Committee,

 RECALLING ARTICLE 28(b) of the Convention on the International Organization concerning the functions of the Committee,

 RECALLING ALSO resolution A.434(XI) by which the Assembly adopted the Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes (BC Code),

 NOTING that the Assembly, by the aforementioned resolution, authorized the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) to adopt, where necessary, amendments to the Code which did not affect the principles on which the Code is based,

 RECOGNIZING the desirability of reformatting and further revising the provisions of the Code in order to make it more user friendly and for easy retrieval of the different entries in case of amendments or additions,

 HAVING CONSIDERED the revised BC Code prepared by the Sub-Committee on Dangerous Goods, Solid Cargoes and Containers, at its ninth session, to achieve this aim,

  1. ADOPTS the Code of Safe Practice for Solid Bulk Cargoes, 2004, the text of which is set out in the Annex to the present resolution;

  2. RECOMMENDS to Governments to apply the 2004 BC Code and to use it as a basis for national regulations in pursuance of their obligations under chapters VI and VII of the 1974 SOLAS Convention, as amended;

  3. REQUESTS the Assembly to endorse the action taken by the Maritime Safety Committee.

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